Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #85
Issue(s): Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #85
There's hints that the Hobgoblin stayed in the bath too long, potentially resulting in the same psychological problems that the Green Goblin had.
Later, after a lunch where Harry and Liz announce that they're going to have a baby, Spidey takes to the rooftops with the Black Cat. She reveals that she never actually had any super powers; the 'bad luck' that Spidey encountered in the past was due to carefully prearranged traps. Spider-Man worries that her lack of powers makes her vulnerable as his potential crime fighting partner, and to emphasis that, the Hobgoblin shows up to attack.
The Black Cat keeps getting in the way and Spider-Man has to spend more time looking out for her than fighting the Hobgoblin, and he gets away.
Awful dialogue from Mantlo as usual ("Get your slimey hands off my lady, Hobgoblin!"), but the plotting isn't bad.
Here's a nice juxtaposition not in my reprint, the traditional "Spider-Man gets in the way of Peter's social life scene" (reminiscent of the scene from Amazing Spider-Man #30) and the flip side for the Spidey/Cat relationship.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Amazing Spider-Man: The Origin of the Hobgoblin TPB
Inbound References (2): showBetty Brant, Black Cat, Flash Thompson, Harry Osborn, Hobgoblin (Roderick Kingsley), Liz Allan, Lydia Hardy, Mary Jane Watson, Sha Shan, Spider-Man
You gave this a C-? Seriously?
Posted by: Jack | June 4, 2013 9:34 PM
Stop complaining about the grades.
Posted by: Time Traveling Bunny | June 5, 2013 2:28 PM
Posted by: Jay Gallardo | June 5, 2013 6:58 PM
Agreed, the complaining about the ratings is very tedious. Maybe you should set your own site Jack!
Posted by: Damiano | June 6, 2013 9:20 AM
Say "Hurled by that Hell-Fiend, the Hobgoblin" five times fast
Posted by: Wis | October 17, 2017 3:27 PM
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